Boen Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2018
“When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore are the founders of human civilization.”
SENATOR DANIEL WEBSTER (1840)
BÖEN IS A TRANSLATION OF ‘THE FARM’ IN NORWEGIAN AND I CHOSE IT AS A REMINDER TO MYSELF THAT THE WINE I MAKES IS INDIVISIBLE FROM THE LAND IT COMES FROM
AND THAT FIRST AND FOREMOST, I AM A FARMER. JOSEPH WAGNER, WINEMAKER
SONOMA COUNTY’S RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY
The Russian River Valley is recognized as one of the world’s most ideal regions for growing Pinot Noir. Just a few miles from the Pacific ocean, the Russian River
Valley benefits from natural air conditioning in the form of cool and often foggy air that arrives in the evening, then retreats the following morning. The result is
a longer growing season which allows Pinot Noir to develop full flavors while retaining its natural acidity. The unique soils of the region also contribute
exponentially to the quality of the wine grapes grown in them. Over millions of years water flowing off the mountains has carried with it eroded volcanic deposits
and ancient, uplifted bedrock, while the Russian River has deposited large amounts of alluvial material to form prime benchlands.
COLOR: Deep, dark ruby-red
AROMATICS: Bright Bing cherry, dark chocolate, coconut, black licorice, a hint of toast, smoked meat, blueberry, barrel spice.
PALATE: Cola, vanilla cream soda. Chocolate and black licorice carries through to the palate. Dried strawberry flavors with hints of cranberry and prune. Fresh,
bright acidity. A dustiness or earthiness and very fine and persistent tannins.
Chicken roasted with spices, pork chops, bacon sample platter, roasted vegetables, veggie lasagna.